We have seen some economic progress in the region but we must ensure it continues.
Business interest in Northwest Indiana is growing, a sign of good things to come, said Rex Richards, executive director of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
With renewed interest in national retailers and a recent groundbreaking for a manufacturing facility, commerce in Porter County is looking up, said Rex Richards, executive director of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
With shovel-ready sites and expansion of some existing businesses, Porter County is poised for increased development in the coming months.
Valparaiso is attracting more baby boomers than any other town in the state of Indiana, according to a recent study.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Another sold out show with more than 140 businesses rang in the Halloween season Thursday at the annual Porter County Chamber Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce won the 2013 Chamber of Commerce of the Year award at the annual Indiana Chamber Executives Association luncheon.
Rex Richards reflects on exciting NWI accomplishments in education in 2012 and looking ahead to 2013.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Held for over 20 years around Halloween, the Porter County Chamber Coalition’s Chamber Network Night features plenty of scary decorations and employees dressed in costume.
Attorney Jon Schmaltz became a partner of the Valparaiso law firm Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP in 2006 when he was only 32. He grew up in Michigan City and earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University in 1996 before attending the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.…
Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce President Rex Richards said the chamber has been the beneficiary of a "loosening up" of funds from Northwest Indiana businesses, a sign regional economic conditions are improving.
Mark Maassel, president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum, makes sure the world knows that NWI is more than just a great place to visit, live, work and raise a family-it's a prime location for private and commercial business/industry.
VALPARAISO | The awards just keep on coming for the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
VALPARAISO | In what is a first for Northwest Indiana, Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce President Rex Richards has been named state Chamber Executive of the Year.
Valparaiso economic development official Rex Richards said with construction activity on the new Porter hospital tailing off later this year, other projects should be ready to provide a boost to the area.
There's a "critical mass" of small businesses in the area, especially in Porter County, that are making it through the tough economic times and are hoping for growth, Rex Richards said.
VALPARAISO | Rex Richards, president and CEO of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, recently was elected to serve as the 2011-12 chairman for the Indiana Chamber Executives Association.
VALPARAISO | Martin Binder Jewelers and Valparaiso University's Heritage Hall were double winners at Wednesday's 44th Annual Greater Valparaiso Community Improvement Awards.
Businesses that have cash available are scouting whether to add or expand Northwest Indiana locations with increased frequency because of improved economic conditions, Rex Richards said.
VALPARAISO | Let the building begin.
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